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Putting together pipes for natural gas to go through

My friend put pipes together using a vasaline like sealant for the black pipes. The pressure did not hold. The pipes have to be taken apart again. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SEAL OFF BLACK PIPE SO IT WILL NOT LEAK? Natural gas has not been put in yet. It has to hold atleast 10 lbs of pressure before the gas company will put it in. Thank you for all your advice....

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If you want to make sure it doesnt leak use permatex black tar like pipe should not need this if threads are cut right and you are tightening to proper point

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Assuming you are using natural gas to light the fire in your fireplace, is the pipe black iron gas pipe, regular galvanized pipe, or copper?

Is there a cut-off valve probably located just before the chimney, that is in-line with the pipe?

You do understand there is no fire in the pipe, but gas, right?

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The excess gas in the pipe must be bled to the atmosphere if the main must be shut off, and then the proper pressure must be established prior to lighting pilots and/or appliances.

I highly recommend that you call a service man from a gas company to come out and do this for you. He will have the proper equipment and gauges if they are needed.


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